While we have talked about it for several weeks, Ocean State Cigars officially launched the J. Grotto Anniversary line at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. This is the fourth line in the company’s lineup. It also the first cigar that Ocean State is making in collaboration with Debonaire Cigars.
The J. Grotto Anniversary introduces a Connecticut Broadleaf option into owner Paul Joyal’s portfolio. The blend also has a Dominican Habano binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and “other Central American countries”.
The J. Grotto Anniversary is being launched in fours sizes: L458 (4 x 58), T650 (6 x 50), P555 (5 x 55), and E660 (6 x 60).
A pre-release assessment of the T650 size was done on Cigar Coop.
2014 was one of the busier trade shows for Joyal’s company. In addition to launching the J. Grotto Anniversary, a lancero line extension was added to the Silk line.